Saturday, November 5, 2011

Eyvind Earle

One of my favorite artists

Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916 – July 20, 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rahr West Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University Art Museum have purchased Earle's works for their permanent collections. His works have also been shown in many one-man exhibitions throughout the world. (Wikipedia)

Orchard In Bloom

A Touch of Magic

"Of course, an artist should be able to imitate with ease anything in the world which he sees and likes, to be unlimited and unhampered by technique. But I believe that art is interpretation, and that the only way to create anything really valid in an artistic sense is to let the subconscious or the super-conscious – whatever it is – inspire and guide you. If you seek only to imitate, you are seeking outside yourself, and you can never find anything.”

A Still from Sleeping Beauty

“The five senses are stepping stones to realizing something – a truth – which is beyond those senses. But art isn’t only realization, it is also communication: the artist tries to communicate values and truths. Thus, it is important that we make use of the media in ways which are comprehensible to others.”

Cliffs Ascending


Visions Fine Art

Eyvind Earle Website


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